Friday, September 1, 2017

Alaska Bride ~*


Sweet pastel bridal bouquet of yummy pastel Roses, Tulips, Gerbs, 
Queen Anns Lace, Peonies, Lisianthus, Ranunculus, Stock, 
Mint, Fern and other greens!

Floral Design by: Amy of Gather Designs, Seattle, WA

There were so many beautiful flowers to work with, it was hard to 
get them all in this 12x16" Oval Floral Preservation Art!
Silver frame and Barely Pink Background. 
This piece was made for the bride.

 Lovely torn silk ribbons were included in the art.

 
Altogether, 10 bouquets and some extra flowers were
sent to Pressed Garden!
 All Floral Designs by: Amy, Gather Designs, Seattle, WA

This 11x14" piece was made for the Mother of the Bride. 
It also includes the beautiful ribbon. 
Walnut Frame and Barely Pink Background.

Scrapbook Squares are little 2" square pieces of art 
for embellishing the brides scrapbook! 
Poppy, Orange Tulip, White Ranunculus and Olive (from the bout), 
Lavender Rose, Pink Lisianthus and 
Yellow Ranunuculus with Queen Ann's Lace!


"Thank you for providing such amazing art!! It is an heirloom to us :)" 
~Michael, Bride

Thank YOU, Michael, for the fun of playing with so
many beautiful flowers!!  ~Annie

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lush Purple!



This beautiful bridal bouquet is full of jewels, Orchids, 
Roses, Lilacs, Sweet Pea, Anemone and Hydrangea!

Floral Design by: Ryan of Stem Line Creative, Chicago, IL

The bride chose to have her bouquet pressed and preserved on a
Neutral Gray background and in a 12x16" silver frame

Oh my goodness! Annie, the floral portrait is stunning. Absolutely beautiful. 
We're SO happy. Charley hasn't seen it yet but I sent her a photo 
(which doesn't do it justice). 
She's over the moon and can't wait to display it. 
~Mother of the Bride

Carolyn, the pleasure was all mine! ~ Annie, Pressed Garden 

All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Smith, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX

Saturday, August 12, 2017

My friend, Alexis is from Washington State and her bridal bouquet reflected 
her love of hiking and camping in the woods of her home state. 
White Peonies and Hydrangea, Hypericum Berries, Veronica, 
Rice Flower, Pittsosporum, Ruscus, Asparagus Fern and Green Fern. 

Bouquet Design by: Ben White Florist, Austin, TX

 Barnwood was the perfect frame for Alexis' woodsy bouquet. 
The background is ivory in this 8x10 Floral Preservation Art!

 Congratulations, Alexis and Colin! 
May you have a blessed and happy life together! 
 Love, Annie ~*

All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Smith, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Shannon's Elegant Bridal Bouquet ~*

Quicksand Roses, White Peonies, Dusty Miller and Eucalyptus
in This Elegant Bridal Bouquet! 
 
Floral Design by: Anna's Flowers & More, SanAntonio, TX 

Shannon chose to have her bouquet pressed and presented on a 
Stratford Gray background and in a barnwood frame. 
The bout is included as well as the flowing soft ribbons!
 
 Shannon wanted a second piece made with her invitation, 
surrounded by a few of her flowers!
8x10", Stratford Background and Barnwood Frame 

 
I Love it! Thank you so much :) ~ Shannon, Bride

Thank you, Shannon, for the pleasure of preserving your bouquet! 
~Annie, Pressed Garden 

All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Smith, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Monica's Gorgeous Colorful Bridal Bouquet ~


Monica's Bridal Bouquet had the most unique Tulips I had ever seen! 
Silvery-purple Callas, Peachy Tulips, Blue Hydrangea, 
Yellow Stock, Blue Thistle and Grape Hyacinth. 

Floral Design by: Andy, of Andy's Floral Events, Lewisville, TX

 Monica chose to have her bouquet pressed and presented 
on a sage green background and in an 11x14" Barnwood Frame. 
She wanted a photo from the wedding included in the art.


"I just received it this afternoon. I am speechless! It is absolutely gorgeous! 
You did such an amazing job-I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have this keepsake. 
Thank you so so much!! I love it!" ~ Monica, Bride

Monica, It was totally my pleasure! ~Annie, Pressed Garden

All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Smith, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX  

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tangerine and Cream Bridal Bouquet ~*

Pretty Bridal Bouquet of David Austin Roses, 
Shades of Tangerine Ranunculus, 
Dahlia, Peony, Israeli Ruscus and 
2 types of Eucalyptus. 

Floral Design by Elaine's Floris Gift and Basket of Houston, TX

 Maria's flowers were pressed and presented on a 
"barely pink" background 
and in an 8x10" antique white frame!

Thank you, Ali and Diana for all the coordinating and trusting me, 
once again, with Maria's beautiful flowers! 
~Annie, Pressed Garden
   
All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Smith, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Katie's Sweet Bridal Bouquet ~



Bridal Bouquet of Peonies, Clematis, Anemones, Purple and White Lilac, 
Queen Ann's Lace, Hydrangea,Roses, Ranunculus.
 
Floral Design by: Whim Events, Austin, TX

 Katie chose to have her bouquet preserved and presented on a 
French Lilac background and in an 11x14" gold frame. 
See the little lavender hearts? 
 Those are rose petals found down in the rose buds!
Thank you, Katie, for the fun of preserving your bouquet!
~Annie, Pressed Garden 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Kristen's Soft Romantic Bridal Bouquet ~


 Soft and romantic bridal bouquet of blush pink Roses and Stock, 
ivory Roses, white Calla Lilies, Hydrangea, Ranunculus and Sweet Pea, 
Baby Blue Delphinium Silver Dollar Eucalyptus and Dusty Miller! 
 
 Floral Design by: 2Birds Events, St. Petersburg, FL
 
 Kristen chose to have her bridal bouquet and the grooms boutonniere 
mounted on a "Barely Pink" background and in a gold 11x14" frame!

Scrapbook Squares are little 2" square pieces of Pressed Flower Art from left over petals. 
Here is a blush pink Rose and a white Ranunculus with a few petals of Delphinium.

 Everything arrived yesterday and it is beautiful! Thank you so much for all of your hard work! I love it and we can't wait to find the perfect spot to display it in our new house! Thanks again! ~Kristen

Thank YOU Kristen, for the joy of preserving your bouquet! ~Annie, Pressed Garden






Monday, July 3, 2017

Kelly's Romantic Bridal Bouquet ~*

Kelly's romantic bridal bouquet of Peony, Roses, Rununculus, Lisianthus, 
Sweet Pea, Eucalyptus. 

Floral Design by: Stella at Sixpence Floral. 

Photo Credit: Christine Carroll Photography

 Kelly chose to have her bouquet pressed and preserved on a 
"barely pink" background and in an 11x14" antique white frame!

Kelly, I loved preserving your wedding flowers! ~Annie, Pressed Garden

I love you forever...

Sometimes the stories of my customers really move me...

Marissa and her mom brought these roses to me for preservation.
When her dad was really sick, he went to the flower shop and 
ordered a dozen roses to be delivered to his daughter each month
after his death, for one year.  This was the last bouquet.
 
 Marissa wanted a butterfly made from her roses and a few rose buds
fashioned to decorate her dad's card at the bottom
 
The flowers are mounted on a clear blue background and in
an 11x14" barnwood frame.
 
I'd be lying, if I said that this order didn't make me cry.  It did.
What a loving gesture!
 
 
A heart-shaped beveled glass ornament was made from left over petals.
 
Thank you, Marissa, for the pleasure of preserving your flowers.
Sometimes flowers are worth more than the cost of them.
Sometimes they just need to last forever. ~Annie
 

 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Stephanie's Blushy Bridal Bouquet!

Stephanie's sweet bridal bouquet was full of shades of blush! Roses, Lisianthus, 
Succulent, Eucalyptus Seeds, Rice Flower and Dusty Miller!

Floral Design by: Dani Cordova

 This romantic bouquet is pressed and preserved on a barely pink background 
and 8x10" silver frame. 
See the little hearts in the corner? 
They were found down inside the pink roses!

Stephanie loves the pressed flowers!!!!  
The frame is awesome with the colors.  
You did an outstanding job Annie!
Thank you so much for being willing to work with us!!! 
Wow!  Really, It's just awesome!!!! 
~Patrick, Father of the Bride

Thank you, Patrick, for the pleasure of working with you and Stephanie's flowers!
Blessings to your family!! 
~Annie, Pressed Garden

All Pressed Flower Floral Preservation Art by: Annie Smith, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Ginnie's Fun Bridal Bouquet ~

What a fun bridal bouquet of: Lavender Roses, Ivory Roses, Burgundy Hellibore, 
Agapanthus, Iris, Veronica, Astilbe, Lisianthus and Green Hydrangea! 
 
Floral Design by: Enchanted Florist of Austin, TX
 
 Ginnie chose to have her flowers pressed and 
presented on a Wasabi Green background in 
an 8x10 Mahogany Oval Frame!
 
Thank you, Ginnie for the fun I had preserving your bouquet! 
I hope you also have fun with all the left over pressed petals and flowers! 
~Annie, Pressed Garden
 
All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Smith, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX 
 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Valentines Day Remembrance



We often do not know what a day will bring.  My heart has been
profoundly touched by this story.

This is why I preserve flowers....because sometimes the
flowers we receive are too precious to just let turn to dust.

These are Valentines Day Flowers 
Roses, Alstromeria, Sweet William, Dyed Hydrangea,
Dyed Statice and a few different leaves.
Two days later, the giver of the flowers, the husband, passed away.
The coworkers of the wife brought the flowers to me for preservation.


I wept as I pressed the flowers, but am very happy that I had the privilege of 
preserving them so that she is able to have them forever.
  
The flowers are presented on an ivory background
and in an 8x10" barnwood frame.
When I came across these heart shaped petals down inside the roses, 
I was thrilled and knew they would be part of the design! 

A Rose Petal Pendant was made from one of the perfect rose petals.
Thank you, Andrea, for the honor and the pleasure of preserving these precious
flowers for your friend. ~Annie, Pressed Garden 

All Floral Preservation Art by: Annie Smith, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Taylar's Beautiful Bridal Bouquet ~*

Taylar's Gorgeous Bridal Bouquet of 3 kinds of Roses, Tulips, Asters, 
 Succulents, Dahlias, Sea Holly and Eucalyptus! 

Bridal Bouquet Design by Debbie at Brenham Florist, Brenham, TX
Photography: Amanda Peschel, Branded Light Photography 

 Taylar chose to have her bridal bouquet and her groom's bout pressed and preserved 
on a white background and in an 11x14" silver frame. 
She also wanted some of her ribbons to be included!

Got it in and just opened it! I love it! Thank you so much!! ~Taylar, Bride


 Thank you, Taylar, for trusting me with your beautiful flowers!! 
~Annie, Pressed Garden